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Διονύσης Σαββόπουλος – Αχαρνής / Ο Αριστοφάνης που γύρισε από τα θυμαράκια

Το 1975 το Εθνικό Θέατρο προγραμματίζει να ανεβάσει την αρχαία κωμωδία του Αριστοφάνη "Αχαρνής" και ζητά από τον Διονύση Σαββόπουλο να επενδύσει μουσικά την παράσταση. O Σαββόπουλος καταπιάνεται με το έργο και μεταφράζοντάς το ο ίδιος, δίνει το δικό του στίγμα στην πλοκή... Η παράσταση τελικά δεν ευτύχησε να ανέβει, αλλά ο ίδιος παρουσιάζει τη δουλειά αυτή το `76, σε ύφος "νούμερο για μπουάτ", ενώ το 1977 βγαίνει διασκευασμένο το έργο και σε δίσκο, με τον τίτλο: "ΑΧΑΡΝΗΣ"-"Ο Αριστοφάνης που γύρισε από τα θυμαράκια" - Τραγούδια για νέους κανταδόρους (όπως ο Σ. Μπουλάς, ο Ν. Παπάζογλου, η Μ. Τανάγρη, Ν. Ζιώγαλας, Η.Λιούγκος, Β. Ξύδης, Μ.Ρασούλης, Κ. Γεωργίου).
Ο Νιόνιος υπήρξε για τους "χλιαρούς πιτσιρικάδες" της γενιάς του `80, το άλλοθι για την "έντεχνη/προβληματισμένη" μουσική, σε συνδυασμό με μια φωνή αντίδρασης στο κατεστημένο και ενάντια στην καταπίεση μαύρων εποχών, άσχετα αν ποτέ δεν τις ζήσαμε.
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Buena Vista Social Club At Carnegie Hall

Buena Vista Social Club
Buena Vista Social Club at Carnegie Hall
World Circuit
2008

There is an old joke about a young man walking the streets of New York City with a violin case under his arm. After failing to find the address he's looking for, he stops and asks the first person he sees for directions. "How do I get to Carnegie Hall?" he inquires. Without blinking an eye, the other man replies, "Practice, my dear man, practice." Ten years ago this prestigious hall, which has witnessed some of the best musicians and bands through the ages, hosted a "one-off" event featuring the Buena Vista Social Club band.


It has been said that every artist who stands on the Carnegie stage is standing on history anchored by excellence. And surely, the Buena Vista debut cannot be described otherwise than as momentous. Beside becoming the all-time best selling record in the world music genre, the Buena Vista Social Club (World Circuit, 1997) studio album did something…

Cesaria Evora - Cafe Atlantico

After nearly a decade of shuffling around barefoot from one festival stage to another, the Queen of Cape Verde finally went global. West Africa has long looked to Havana for inspiration, and this is a truly transatlantic brew. Smooth and milky at first taste, CAFE ATLANTICO has just enough bitterness to remind us that Evora's roots lie in songs of yearning, loss, and hardship.


There's a good variety of styles and influences here: a son straight out of Havana ("Beijo de Longe") and an Angolan forro ("Terezinha") are brave steps away from the plangent guitars and seductive melodies that have characterised her albums to date. And there are more than a few salient reminders too of the morna style that she has made her own, notably in "Vaquinha Mansa" and the stylish "Amor di Mundo." The instrumental arrangements come courtesy of Jacques Morelenbaum and are as crafted as you'd expect. This is an album that would make a palm tree bend at th…

Classic JJ Cale: The Universal Masters Collection

Artist: J.J. Cale


Release Date: December 27, 1999
Type: Compilation (best of)
Genre: Rock


Review
1999's single-disc Classic JJ Cale: The Universal Masters Collection is as solid as the Chronicles double CD issued a few years prior, but without any of the filler. This one is loaded with 18 tracks from J.J. Cale's prime, including "Magnolia," "After Midnight," "Call Me the Breeze," "Cocaine," and more. It also includes latter-day staples such as "Shanghaid" and "Downtown L.A." The consistency of this Okie-drenched, red-dirt, laid-back blues strut is remarkable. It packs a quiet yet unmistakable wallop. This is easily the best single-disc collection out there and features completely remastered sound. ~ Thom Jurek, Rovi


Track Listings


1. After Midnight
2. Magnolia
3. Crazy Mama
4. Call Me the Breeze
5. Lies
6. Cajun Moon
7. Rock and Roll Records
8. Cocaine
9. Hey Baby
10. Don't Cry Sister
11. Carry On
12. Mama Don't
13.…

ART BLAKEY AND THE JAZZ MESSENGERS - "MOANIN"

Moanin' is a jazz album by Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers, recorded in 1958.


This was Blakey's first album for Blue Note in several years, after a period of recording for a miscellany of labels, and marked both a homecoming and a fresh start. Originally the LP was self-titled, but the instant popularity of the bluesy opening track "Moanin'" (by pianist Bobby Timmons) led to its becoming known by that title. The rest of the originals are by saxophonist Benny Golson (who wasn't with the Jazz Messengers for very long, this being the only American album on which he is featured). "Are You Real?" is a propulsive thirty-two-bar piece with a four-bar tag, featuring strong two-part writing for Golson and trumpeter Lee Morgan; "Along Came Betty" is a more lyrical, long-lined piece, almost serving as the album's ballad. "The Drum Thunder Suite" is a feature for Blakey, in three movements, or themes: "Drum Thunder"; "Cr…

Bob Marley & The Wailers - Uprising - 1980

Tracklist

01. (04:30) - Coming In From The Cold
02. (03:08) - Real Situation
03. (02:50) - Bad Card
04. (03:14) - We And Dem
05. (03:41) - Work
06. (03:36) - Zion Train
07. (03:27) - Pimper's Paradise
08. (03:56) - Could You Be Loved
09. (04:02) - Forever Loving Jah
10. (03:53) - Redemption Song
11. (04:50) - Redemption Song [Bonus Track / Band Version]
12. (05:25) - Could You Be Loved [Bonus Track / 12" mix]


Playing Time.........: 00:46:32
Total Size...........: 107.15 MB


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